UK Stationary Engine Forum
 

Go Back   UK Stationary Engine Forum > Main Engine Section > The Workshop

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 22-10-17, 10:56 PM   #11
Hornet 6
Forum Supporter 2013
 
Hornet 6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Rochford
Posts: 1,750
Default

I wish I knew enough about electrickery to actually make use of an AVO.
The only thing I know with certainty is that Lucas was the prince of darkness

Neil.
__________________
Wolseley WD 8, Stuart Turner P5, Maytag 92, Kubota KND3, Maytag 72, Villiers Marvil MkI.

Last edited by Hornet 6; 23-10-17 at 10:14 AM.
Hornet 6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-10-17, 07:41 AM   #12
listerdiesel
Admin Team
Forum Supporter
 
listerdiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 15,833
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hornet 6 View Post
I wish I knew enough about electrickery to actually make use of an AVO.
The only thing I know with certainty is that Lucus was the prince of darkness

Neil.
Lucas (note spelling) was the supplier to Rolls-Royce for its electrical gear, and they had no problems.

If the car makers had paid a decent price for their parts, they would have had decent products.

Peter
listerdiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-10-17, 08:00 AM   #13
Lister M
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bedfordshire
Posts: 3,909
Default

A very good company, my brother and I were fortunate to be given our engineering apprenticeships with one of the divisions, Lucas CAV and it couldn't be bettered.

Martin P
__________________
Lister optimum melius quam ceteri, quid tibi pro vita.
Lister M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-10-17, 10:16 AM   #14
Hornet 6
Forum Supporter 2013
 
Hornet 6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Rochford
Posts: 1,750
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by listerdiesel View Post
Lucas (note spelling) was the supplier to Rolls-Royce for its electrical gear, and they had no problems.

If the car makers had paid a decent price for their parts, they would have had decent products.

Peter
Every single British motorbike I have ever owned had Lucas electrics, all were unpredictable at best, about the only thing you could count on was a decent magneto, lights and charging systems were rubbish.

Neil.
__________________
Wolseley WD 8, Stuart Turner P5, Maytag 92, Kubota KND3, Maytag 72, Villiers Marvil MkI.
Hornet 6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-10-17, 11:05 AM   #15
listerdiesel
Admin Team
Forum Supporter
 
listerdiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 15,833
Default

Probably true, Neil, but loads of them still running and repairable, while the Japanese stuff has faded away.

Bit like Land Rovers, always repairable.

Peter
listerdiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-10-17, 11:39 AM   #16
Lister M
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bedfordshire
Posts: 3,909
Default

right, I have a AVO Model 8 Universal AVOMETER MK111, it has two battery's, a 1.5 volt LR20 Duracell and a 15 volt Alkaline battery BLR121 from the AMPLE Battery company. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BLR121-BAT...-/260635338455

My meter doesn't read capacitance.

Martin P
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20171023_115116 (600 x 337).jpg (56.4 KB, 4 views)
__________________
Lister optimum melius quam ceteri, quid tibi pro vita.

Last edited by Lister M; 23-10-17 at 11:59 AM.
Lister M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-10-17, 01:51 PM   #17
Robotstar5
Senior Member
 
Robotstar5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 783
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by listerdiesel View Post
Probably true, Neil, but loads of them still running and repairable, while the Japanese stuff has faded away.

Bit like Land Rovers, always repairable.

Peter
You can even replace the "magic smoke" when it escapes

Image from google...

LucasSmoke by Robert Starr, on Flickr

Stuart.
__________________
If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's an electrical problem.
Robotstar5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-10-17, 03:45 PM   #18
Hornet 6
Forum Supporter 2013
 
Hornet 6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Rochford
Posts: 1,750
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by listerdiesel View Post
while the Japanese stuff has faded away.



Peter

Thats just it, the japanese stuff is still out there, not so much interest I suppose, but I know of several sixties Honda's that are still in use without major work carried out, cant say that for a 60's, or 70's british bike.

Neil.
__________________
Wolseley WD 8, Stuart Turner P5, Maytag 92, Kubota KND3, Maytag 72, Villiers Marvil MkI.
Hornet 6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-10-17, 04:21 PM   #19
listerdiesel
Admin Team
Forum Supporter
 
listerdiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 15,833
Default

The adverts in the classic bike magazines seems to bear me out, with some Italian bikes even more rare.

Most Japanese stuff suffers from corrosion, Italian from electrics and English from oil leaks

Peter
listerdiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-10-17, 04:34 PM   #20
Lister M
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bedfordshire
Posts: 3,909
Default

Having an english bike with an oil leak was fine because the puddle meant you had oil, if it didnt leak that is when you worried because it would be empty
__________________
Lister optimum melius quam ceteri, quid tibi pro vita.
Lister M is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.